One of the best places to go for a walk in Portsmouth is at Prescott Park. The park provides so many opportunities to enjoy beautiful and industrial waterfront scenes all year long, and lush gardens in the warmer months. I decided to head over to Four Tree Island late one afternoon for sunset, but didn’t find much in the way of color or intrigue in the sky – so I focused instead on the beauty of this classic New England scene – complete with a commercial fishing fleet a steeple, and The Player’s Ring.
Today’s post features a profile of a member of Portsmouth’s commercial fishing fleet, Eastern Star. Docked after a snowstorm, the ship looks ready to head out for a day’s catch amidst a perfect New England scene.
Making the best of a cloudless evening isn’t always easy – but it’s usually fun, especially when water and reflections are available. Here, two of the vessels of Portsmouth’s commercial fishing fleet are docked on a very quiet and calm Piscataqua River. The Naval Prison and the shipyard can be seen in the background. I love the calm and very “New England” feel of the scene.